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Rony Weiss Infections

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By Rony Weiss Geriatrician
Nick Daneman, Susan E Bronskill, Andrea Gruneir, Alice M Newman, Hadas D Fischer, Paula A Rochon, Geoffrey M Anderson, Chaim M Bell
IMPORTANCE: Antibiotics are frequently and often inappropriately prescribed to patients in nursing homes. These antibiotics pose direct risks to recipients and indirect risks to others residing in the home. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether living in a nursing home with high antibiotic use is associated with an increased risk of antibiotic-related adverse outcomes for individual residents. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: In this longitudinal open-cohort study performed from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2011, we studied 110,656 older adults residing in 607 nursing homes in Ontario, Canada...
August 2015: JAMA Internal Medicine
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